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Memorable Manitobans: Angus Merrick (c1902-1995)

Aboriginal leader.

A respected elder in the Long Plains First Nation, he served as a court communicator and an advisor during the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry. He encouraged his people to maintain their traditional ways while promoting improved child and health care and understanding between the Native and non-Native communities. In 1995, he was inducted into the Order of Canada. He died on 10 October 1995.

Sources:

“Association honors MacArthur”, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 April 1974, page 20.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 December 1978, page 127.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 January 2010

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